An iconic new bridge being constructed across the river Wislok in Rzeszow, Poland, features 900 tonnes of rebars produced at ArcelorMittal Warszawa.
Standing at 108.5m-tall, 400m-long and 29m-wide, the €44m bridge – which will be Poland’s second-highest – is being built with ArcelorMittal rebars to reinforce the structure’s concrete components.
Produced at ArcelorMittal Europe’s long products facility in Warsaw, the steel was tailored to German customer Bilfinger Infrastructure’s specific requirements at ArcelorMittal’s distribution solution facilities for cutting and bending in Katowice, Poland.
Rebars were supplied in B 500 SP steel grade in diameters ranging from 10 to 32mm. Formed from mild steel, with ribs for frictional adhesion to the concrete, the ArcelorMittal rebars are EPSTAL-certified, meeting all the specifications required for a construction project of this nature.
The bridge is set to offer many advantages to Rzeszow citizens, including improved access to Jasionka airport, an extension of existing cycle lanes, and improved traffic flow through the city centre.
“We’re delighted to once again see ArcelorMittal steel used in a project to help modernise infrastructure in Poland”, said Marek Kempa, CEO of ArcelorMittal Warszawa: “Our steel at Warszawa has been used for several key infrastructure investments including the new Warsaw underground stations and the Lodz railway station, which will be completed by the end of the year”.
Construction of the bridge began last summer and is expected to be completed in September.
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Image credit: artist’s impression, courtesy of Bilfinger Infrastructure
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